falling stars Demons who have no way station in which to rest and so fall from the sky. In the Testament of Solomon the Demon ORNIAS explains to Solomon that Demons have the capability of ﬂ ying up to heaven in order to eavesdrop on God and learn his plans. But because they have no place to rest, they become exhausted and fall to Earth like ﬂ ashes of lightning, burning ﬁelds, and cities. People think they are falling stars. Folklore traditions through history hold that falling stars are the souls of those who have just died or who are descending to Earth to be reborn.
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